Letters to the Editor

Guns: Why the resistance to common sense?

I am so tired of gun owners who boast on social media of their arsenal, insisting that “guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” That’s nothing more than a tired cliché that appears after every massacre along with “our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.” Enough of clichés; let’s get busy.

Subjecting purchasers to background and purchase checks is a good idea. No one needs the amount of ammunition those killers in San Bernardino amassed - for any reason.

Slap-happy gun owners and their hysterical attitudes about their rights to gun ownership are part of the larger problem we face as a society. They are not responsible citizens to spew that kind of resistance to common sense, especially right after yet another massacre. It’s twisted.

Gun owners like this are not contributing to a better tomorrow; they are stagnating serious efforts to stem gun violence. They are indeed part of the problem.

“Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” True, but people without guns don’t ever use guns to kill people.

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